Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories (Hardcover)
From Ron Rash, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear—spanning the Civil War to the present day.
The darkness of Ron Rash’s work contrasts with its unexpected sensitivity and stark beauty in a manner that could only be accomplished by this master of the short story form.
Nothing Gold Can Stay includes 14 stories, including Rash’s “The Trusty,” which first appeared in The New Yorker.
About the Author
Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and "New York Times "bestselling novel "Serena". His other works include "One Foot in Eden", "Saints at the River", and "The World Made Straight", as well as numerous short story collections and three collections of poems. "Chemistry, and Other Stories "was a finalist for the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award, and he has received the O. Henry Prize twice. Rash currently teaches at Western Carolina University.
“Violence-streaked stories that comprise another fine collection from [Ron] Rash…his oneness with the region and its people makes an indelible impression.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Rash’s short stories thematically paint Appalachia not as a definitive place but as a series of many interconnected ways of relating to human and environmental frailty. Another fine addition to the Rash bibliography, and a great entry point for the uninitiated reader.”
“Rash impresses with clear-eyed, sympathetic writing about flawed and troubled characters.”